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“Great allrounder location, food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hickory's Smokehouse

Hickory's Smokehouse
The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
01244 404000
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Ranked #15 of 411 Restaurants in Chester
Price range: $6 - $30
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Nearest bus stop 300 yards
Description: Hickory’s Smokehouse is Chester’s authentic American BBQ. Here you can enjoy a traditional style of cooking that has its roots in the US, but that we think deserves to be just as popular over here. Our menu offers two styles of BBQ. The southern-style ‘Smoker’ BBQ uses slow, wood-fired cooking in our specially imported American smoker oven. The northern-style ‘Yankee’ BBQ is cooked over sizzling hot coals. Both styles create unbelievably tender, delicious meat and fish.
wales
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great allrounder location, food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Firstly Im dubfounded by some of the reviews here stating the portions were small and that the staff not child friendly really!!!....I must have gone to a different restaurant as they girls could not do enough for my nephew who is 6 , and as for portion size ...we couldnt have eaten another thing. We visited on a recomendation and we werent dissapopinted it was my fathers 60th we took a cake and the restauraunt had decorated our table with 60 confetti and balloons, they even put a sparkler candle on the cake !!. The service was very good girls were very helpful, welcoming and attentive and the food was great, it is what it says - a authentic American BBQ restaurant, beef ribs melt in the mouth so tender, unsure how some comments can call that microwave food, Im yet to have a mirco meal to that standard! We saw a few platters arrive at different tables....my word so much food great as a starter for a group. Toast your own marshmallows..great selling point for the kids my nephew loved them . To put things in perspective we went to what we thought was a gastro restaurant the following evening and the quality and quanity of food was sub standard and no comparism to this for the same cost

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“Spice but excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lovely/great place just on the edge of the river Dee. Very attending staff and good valut for money.
To recommend!

Visited July 2014
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Whilst I feel I have eaten in similar American themed places for the same price (or less) and enjoyed them more, this is commendable restaurant. The service was excellent and the food good - the design and thus atmosphere felt a little hollow, but this is a small criticism of what is overall a very good restaurant.

Visited July 2014
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyable eating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stopped in Chester for brunch and found Hickory's on the riverside. The sun was shining so we sat outside and ordered coffee and pancakes. Delicious and plentiful, a most enjoyable meal at value for money prices. Worth a visit.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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“Delicious woodsmoked bbq”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I shared the smokehouse platter with my husband because I couldn't choose what to have! There was a mixture of steak, beef brisket, pulled pork and sausage and it was all gorgeous! The place has a novel American feel to it and it is next to the river in a beautiful setting.

Visited July 2014
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